The corporation has initiated a training programme for aspiring cooks to counter the shortage

There is no denying the fact that too many cooks spoil the broth. But think of the fate of the broth if there are not enough cooks.

It may take eternity for the broth to reach the table of the customer in a restaurant. He may not be impatient but waiting for a long time for the food to arrive at the table after placing the order is something that can anger even the most well-mannered soul.

Taking note of the importance of the issue, the AP Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) is straining every nerve to counter the severe shortage of cooks in restaurants run by it across the State.

To ensure adequate number of cooks in APTDC restaurants, the corporation has embarked on a training programme for aspiring cooks who will be employed by it.

“The corporation intends to impart training to 100 people, 50 men and 50 women, with minimum knowledge of reading and writing,” says APTDC Krishna Divisional Manager J. Rathupathi Rao. The Krishna division of the tourism corporation is spread across the districts of Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam and West Godavari.

The APTDC has properties such as Haritha Berm Park at Bhavanipuram, Bhavani Island in river Krishna, Suryalanka beach resort near Bapatla in Guntur district, Dwaraka Tirumala near Eluru and Amaravathi in Guntur district.

“Besides, there are upcoming projects at Gudivakalanka near Kolleru lake in Eluru and two more beach resorts – one at Ramaiahpatnam and the other one at a Buddhist site in Chandavaram, both in Prakasam district,” says Mr. Rao. The training will be given free of cost at the Institute of Hotel Management, Hyderabad, run by the Ministry of Tourism.

Beach Festival

The APTDC is also gearing up to host a three-day ‘Bhavapuri Beach Festival’ at its Suryalanka beach resort. Bhavapuri is the old name of Bapatla.

Relying heavily on sea, sand and sunshine to ensnare tourists to this beach resort, the Tourism Corporation is eager to make the proposed festival, tentatively to be held in June-end or May first week, a grand success. “The festival will have all the trappings of a mega show such as competitions in games and sports like beach volleyball, women’s kabaddi and walking contest for senior citizens.

Entertainment

Folk artists from different places will descend on the venue to entertain the visitors and artisans and weavers from across the country will exhibit and sell their products in stalls that will dot the place,” says Mr. Rao.


  • The corporation intends to impart training to 100 people, says tourism official

  • The training will be given free of cost at the Institute of Hotel Management, Hyderabad